October 2, 2013
In an attempt to make the government shutdown as painful as possible, the Obama Administration yesterday chose to erect metal barricades around the World War II Memorial (an open air memorial that is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week) and stationed armed National Park Police to block World War II veterans from entering their memorial.
It’s ironic that while our Nation’s heroes are met by barricades, exactly two years ago back in 2011 the Obama Administration let members of the Occupy Movement camp at McPherson Square (also controlled by the National Park Service) for MONTHS before evicting them. Thousands of dollars in damage were caused by the participants who were illegally camping in McPherson Square.
Under the Obama Administration, the National Park Service chose to erect barricades to open-air memorials when they know World War II veterans are traveling to visit from across the country, while two years ago they stood by for months as the Occupy Movement erected illegal campsites on national park land in the Nation’s Capital. In addition, the Park Service is spending unknown thousands of taxpayer dollars to keep the public and veterans from their memorial, while in 2011 they spent thousands to cleanup the mess left by the Occupiers.
It’s time for some common sense by this Administration and federal agencies that work for the American people.
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